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Posted on Jan 10, 2007
Young Saddam Hussein

This quick, brutally ironic movie reminds us that America was for Saddam long before we were against him. What’s more, we were apparently for his invasion of Kuwait before we were against it.

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By Bill Lees, January 27, 2007 at 12:32 am Link to this comment
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Bing Crosby was a great crooner.What a terrific story of our friend and ally….Whoops that awful pendejo Saddam.You could almost laugh at our foreign policy .

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By FARID ABDULSALAM, January 17, 2007 at 11:25 am Link to this comment
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VERY INTERESTING

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By Mike, January 13, 2007 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment
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O-I-L.  That was always the priority for the US in the Middle East.  Anti semitic freak earlier suggested we attacked Iraq by Israel’s decree.  It was our friends of friends of Wahabi Islam, the Sauds, that pointed us toward Baghdad. Counterbalancing powers that hold large amounts of oil while keeping the biggest kettle of oil (Saudi Arabia) safe has ALWAYS been the U.S. of A.‘s #1 priority.  We’ve done fairly well up until Bush #2.  Even with Iran becoming a Theocracy, they still pump oil and sell it to us.  Iraq not producing and SA making noise about price stability has us in a tighter spot.  Bush is a moron, who can’t even play off of a well planned CIA play book.  Some *voice* is telling him he knows more than his advisers.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, January 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment
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The missing link in this otherwise comprehensive biog is execution of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by al-CIA-duh.

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By Dennis Hawver, January 12, 2007 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. Thomas Jefferson

We are amassing a heavy karmic debt that has yet to be paid.

Not a pretty concept.

Yet as all of the great teachers say: Love is the way.

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By Tony - Mr Ex., January 12, 2007 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment
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Saddam is still Alive dont trust the Media to
much.

Mr Ex

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By Spinoza, January 12, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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>>> Oh, lest we forget our current despot in Pakistan<<<

That current despot is a modernizer and relatively liberal.

The USA has always supported the most reactionary of positions world wide and including the Middle East.  The USA is in part responsible for why there is no significant left in the Middle East. Further the USA is responsible for the growth of Islamist movements in the Middle East. IT WAS PART OF OUR POLICY called the so called Cold War.

If we want a better world we have to fight fascism in the USA and that might mean taking up an armed struggle.

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By Darren7160, January 12, 2007 at 9:59 am Link to this comment
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Some Americans understand… While we treasure the belief, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” some of us understand that this is a choice that WE MAKE. No one asked the Iraqi people if they were willing to die, to miss out on a life with their families, to watch their children grow…

I saw a comment saying something about liberals pissing up a rope or some such. Regardless of evidence presented that America has, to our detriment, meddled in middle-eastern affairs, we still do it… we do it wrongly.

Along with Saddam, we can look to the Shah of Iran as another despot we supported for the sake of “stability” to our “strategic resources”. Oh, lest we forget our current despot in Pakistan.

The end result is we WILL be creating an authoritarian regime once again in the middle-east for the sake of “stability”. This time, one that is aligned with Iran and oppressive of the Sunni minority…. thus leading to more oppressed people strapping bombs to themselves.

People can wrap their opinions up with honorable and worthy words such as FREEDOM and LIBERTY but the TRUTH is that it is about “stabilizing” the area and access to the Iraqi oil… note the recent Iraqi law passed providing increased access and profits to the oil companies. Again… facts.

Oh, but my attackers will not use facts… they will use demagoguery, bumper sticker sized rhetorical quips and “patriotism” to bolster their argument.

Taking their lead from the Republican leader (President Bush has never risen to the role of President of the United States) they will denounce and dismiss anyone with an opposing view. Even when time has shown that those people were RIGHT and the President, AEI, PNAC and their fellow travelers were WRONG.

Right and wrong have nothing to do with ideology!

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By rae2, January 11, 2007 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment
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Question for Dan Wun #46855

I wonder which of my views are “pissing up a rope?” While you’re at it, please define “pissing up a rope.”

If I’m a liberal, the offical liberal party of my country doesn’t know it because I’m not a member and don’t vote liberal.

I vote COMMON SENSE and HONESTY… not for a party, not for a philosophy, not for an ideology come hell or high water, but for the candidate who chooses reason & logic (COMMON SENSE)and COMMON GOOD over ideology, religious dogma, mass hysteria, best for business & profit, etc.

I guess that’s why I find myself always swimming against the tide… the “common sense” approach simply eludes most “WUNs” on this planet.

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By Lee Dekker, January 11, 2007 at 10:13 am Link to this comment
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Great flick. Wish I had the transcript.

If Saddam Hussein had had an actual(real)trial, a lot of incriminating stuff would have bubbled to the surface. Not only would George Bush have looked very bad, the resurrection of Ronald Reagan as an American deity would possibly be questioned.

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By Wayne Smyer, January 11, 2007 at 5:15 am Link to this comment
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“WHAT’S GOOD FOR HALLIBURTON, IS GOOD FOR AMERIKA”
attributed to F-You Cheney, your truly “vice” war president and Halliburton War Heroe

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By Dan Wun, January 11, 2007 at 12:38 am Link to this comment
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rae2 on 1/10 at 10:33 am WROT: Guess I’m whistling into the wind again.
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No, actually it more like you’re pissing up a rope. A practice that liberals appear to be addicted to.

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By we, January 10, 2007 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment
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best government that money can buy. Isreal points and we attack, just like roman times.  it is time we stop this madness and take care of America-not Isreal at the expence of american tax payers and lives.  stop the Zionist take over of our country.

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By DennisD, January 10, 2007 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment
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Back stabbing American corporate politics of convenience at it’s best.

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By rae2, January 10, 2007 at 11:33 am Link to this comment
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The fatal flaw in the great American dream appeared the first day America decided, unilaterally, to assume the role of “Father Knows Best” to the rest of the world.

What Americans seem genetically unable to comprehend is that, while their way may be just wonderful for THEM, and could potentially be the most wonderful way for everyone else as well, it CANNOT BE IMPOSED.

The democracy championed by the USA has taken CENTURIES to evolve and develop, including civil war, to even suit Americans! Through trial and error it has been molded and fashioned to SOMEWHAT fit the American psyche. Even today it is clearly not MATURE… American democracy is in an early adolescence stage at best.

To believe, however genuinely and fervently, that the American Way is good for all and therefore it is somehow America’s moral DUTY to impose it whenever and wherever they can, is America’s FATAL FLAW. It is an attitude and assumption that will likely lead, as it has done for all great societies before them, to their downfall.

Read history, Americans… the Greeks, the Romans, even the British have made all the same mistakes. Hopefully, with all this evidence and experience available to them, the Americans won’t be so stupid as to believe they can commit the same errors and have a different outcome. Wake up, America.

And while you’re at it, try just a little HONESTY. The world is full of scumbag, money-grubbing, scheming, fraudulent charlatans, whose only ambition and goal is to take as much as they can from as many as possible and power-trip over all. Just perhaps the world doesn’t need the Americans to join the disgusting crowd.

Guess I’m whistling into the wind again.

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